Alter Festival



Ata Ebtekar, better known as Sote, is an electronic music composer and sound artist based in Tehran, Iran. Ebtekar is a driving force behind Iran’s ever growing electronic music scene, with a career spanning three decades. Ebtekar’s compositions and installations weave expansive sonic tales that exhibit a strong engagement with electro-acoustic techniques, sound design, microtonal systems, and polyrhythmic motifs. His vivid and dense soundscapes employ various synthesis strategies and DSP techniques, both in analogue and digital environments. Much of his output deals with the continual exploration of a relentless maximalist aesthetic by creating an embroidery of resonance and melody.